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Dec 27, 2012 1:35am PST
. >>> well, you may remember, faye dunaway, screaming, no more wire hangers! cbs 5 reporter don tells us a fight over wire hangers has come to your neighborhood dry cleaners, and you could end up paying for it. >> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off your dry-cleaning would involve international politics. >> most all the hangers are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market, forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger, now we're paying upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: janice says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it. but as costs go up for supplies, we have to do it. >> reporter: janice says hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real costs are from utilities, chemicals and wages. well, when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts, and recycling is highly encourag
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